DOWNTOWN HATCH DRY AS FLOODWATERS PUSH NORTH INTO FIELDS

DOWNTOWN HATCH DRY AS FLOODWATERS PUSH NORTH INTO FIELDS

During the early morning hours today, heavy runoff caused a breach of the Placitas Arroyo near Hatch. The breach occurred on the north side of the arroyo and allowed floodwaters into fields. Downtown Hatch was not affected.

According to Mayor Judd Nordyke, the Valle Verde Apartment complex was evacuated as a precaution, as were six private residences. Those residents have been allowed back in. No damage estimates are available.

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